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Reviewed by Pikasho Deka for Readers' Favorite
Who doesn't like fan fiction about one of the most popular characters of all time? 007: Origins by Erez Bailen pays homage to arguably the greatest crime-fighting British export after Sherlock Holmes, James Bond. Based on the legendary MI6 agent created by Ian Fleming, this short story delves into the origins of the Bond myth. James was about sixteen when M summoned him to the headquarters of the British Secret Service organization, MI6. After Moneypenny brings a befuddled James to his office, M quite nonchalantly tells him that his parents died in the service of MI6. While Q tries his best to teach James how to shoot a gun, Ulric Goldfinger reveals to an eighteen-year-old Blofeld that he had found Andrew Bond's son. Cut to Bond's life at the orphanage.
Written in the style of a screenplay, 007: Origins is quite an interesting take on the mythology of one of the most beloved fictional characters of the 20th century. Erez Bailen stays true to the characters created by Ian Fleming and leaves their personalities intact. You have to be a die-hard fan to capture the aura and essence of James Bond and this tale certainly proves that the author is up to the mark. As someone who grew up watching James Bond movies and still does, I had an absolute blast reading the book. If you're a fan of Ian Fleming's books or the films based on them, 007: Origins is the story you don't know you're looking for.